JEFFERSON — The ’Ashe Mountain Boys’, Camp #2221 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans commemorated Confederate Memorial Day on Tuesday, May 10 by flying the Confederate First National Flag and the North Carolina Confederate State Flag over the 1904 Courthouse in Jefferson, and by decorating the graves of 20 Civil War Veterans buried in the Jefferson Town Cemetery with small flags of the Confederacy.
The group also decorated the grave of a lone Union soldier buried in the cemetery with a Union or U.S. flag, because a veteran is a veteran is a veteran, and deserves to be honored.
This event kicked off the Civil War Veterans information gathering project the Ashe Mountain Boys are conducting in order to add names, dates, service records, family stories and especially photographs of any Civil War Veteran from Ashe County.
The new information will be compiled with the existing information on the Museum of Ashe County History’s Veterans Wall of Honor, as well as kept for future reference and research by those interested in Ashe County’s contribution to the Civil War.
Anyone with information on these veterans is encouraged to contact the Ashe Mountain Boys to be sure they are honored with the rest of Ashe County’s brave citizens. Jerry Brown can be reached at [email protected], Brian Jones can be reached at [email protected] and Lonnie Jones can be reached at [email protected] .